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Brekkan

Brekkan

Fjarðarbraut 44

GPS Points N64° 49' 58.362" W13° 52' 26.495"
Telephone

+354 475-8939

Opening period All year
Service Tourist information center
Categories Restaurants

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Breiðdalshreppur Sport Center
Swimming Pools
  • Selnesi 25
  • 760 Breiðdalsvík
  • 470-5575
Fell Horse Rental
Day Tours
  • Fell
  • 760 Breiðdalsvík
  • 897-4318
Katrine Bruhn Jensen
Tour Operators
  • Gilsá
  • 760 Breiðdalsvík
  • 862-5756
History and Culture
24.54 km
Heydalir - Eydalir

Eydalir in Breiðdalur valley has been a vicarage since early christanity in Iceland and a number of renowned vicars have served there through the ages. Among them was the hymnpoet Einar Sigurðsson (17th. century) whose poetry is still venerated among the nation. A pillarstone has been erected in his memory at Eydalir.

Nature
19.97 km
Einbúi

Jafnadalur is a valley in Stöðvarfjördur facing northward. At the core of the vale, there is Einbúinn - "The Hermit"- , a voluminous and solitary rock in otherwise flat surroundings. The Jafnadalur also boasts a 6 m. stonearch, located to the east of Mt. Álftafell. A walking trail connects Jafnadalur and fjord Fáskrúðsfjörður. These are agreeable surroundings and well-suited for short or extensive hikes.

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Nature
2.53 km
Saxa

Just off the coast of farm Lönd in Stöðvarfjörður there´s a singular rock formation called Saxa ("The Grinder). This is an impressive perforated cliff, penetrated ceaselessly by the swelling waves of the Atlantic, resulting in spectacular eruptive splashes which fling seaweed and algae, minced by the force of the ocean, high into the air.

History and Culture
0.33 km
Gallery Snærós and grafic center

Gallerí Snærós and the grafic centre is loceted in Stöðvarfjörður, run by the initiative of artists Sólrún Friðriksdóttir and Ríkharður Valtingojer. Their atelier ranks among the best grafic workshops in the country. A visit can be arranged to watch the artists at work or even take a private course !

Nature
15.56 km
Sandfell

Sandfell is a distinctive 743m. high rhyolite mountain between Stöðvarfjörður and Fáskrúðsfjörður. The best approach is from the south side of Fáskrúðsfjörður. The trail leaves the coastal road between Víkurgerði and Vík farms and proceeds along the Víkurgerðisá River before cutting west for the peak. The scenery is excellent en route, with views of Fáskrúðsfjörður, Andey and Skrúður islands. The ascent + descent takes approx. 5 hours.

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Nature
10.44 km
Kambanes

Between Breiðdalur valley and Stöðvarfjörður there are three steep lines emanating from the mountain Súlur. Peninsula Kambanes, is an ideal area for outdoor activities of any kind.

Nature
20.51 km
Meleyri

Meleyri is a charming shoreline near Breiðdalsvík. This is an outdoor area, a colorful birdlife arena and popular among locals and tourists alike.

Others

Stöðvarfjörður Library
Libraries & Archives
  • Skólabraut 20
  • 755 Stöðvarfjörður
  • 475-9017
Salthúsið
Exhibitions
  • v/ brekkuna
  • 755 Stöðvarfjörður
  • 863-4631
Breiðdalshreppur Library
Libraries & Archives
  • Grunnskólanum, Selnesi 23
  • 760 Breiðdalsvík
  • 470-5574

Austurland

Towns & Villages

Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur